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Templates are disappearing, is PM.com going for IT only?
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There is a cleanup being done in the template.

Seems template related to construction are being removed, at the same time template related to naming in coding are kept.

Make some clean up in the template seem a good Idea. Are the template being remove the right one.

First thing I would like to see is the date the template was posted.

Should template be remove? by industry?
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Should template show the date added?
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Mar 13, 2018 5:34 PM
Sante Vergini
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A date would make sense Vincent. I think the templates do need cleaning up as you and Mayte mentioned. Regarding construction, maybe we need real estate and construction SME's here to create some.
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No idea about it, did you contact support?
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1 reply by Vincent Guerard
Mar 13, 2018 2:28 PM
Vincent Guerard
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Mayte,

Yes I did, that is why I learn some cleaning up is going on.
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Mar 13, 2018 2:24 PM
Replying to Mayte Mata-Sivera
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No idea about it, did you contact support?
Mayte,

Yes I did, that is why I learn some cleaning up is going on.
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1 reply by Mayte Mata-Sivera
Mar 13, 2018 2:33 PM
Mayte Mata-Sivera
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Vincent,

That's good to know, because I found very poor templates. Mode "spring cleaning" on!

On the other hand, I hope that they will not delete all templates and only keep the ones related to IT, that will be a lost for this community.

My improvement proposal will be: Group the templates by folders by industry, easy to find when we will be looking for something more specific.
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Mar 13, 2018 2:28 PM
Replying to Vincent Guerard
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Mayte,

Yes I did, that is why I learn some cleaning up is going on.
Vincent,

That's good to know, because I found very poor templates. Mode "spring cleaning" on!

On the other hand, I hope that they will not delete all templates and only keep the ones related to IT, that will be a lost for this community.

My improvement proposal will be: Group the templates by folders by industry, easy to find when we will be looking for something more specific.
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Mar 13, 2018 1:30 PM
Replying to Vincent Guerard
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Should template show the date added?
A date would make sense Vincent. I think the templates do need cleaning up as you and Mayte mentioned. Regarding construction, maybe we need real estate and construction SME's here to create some.
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I am personally not aware of this, but if they are looking to clean up templates, I would make the following recommendations to the site admins:

1. Do not purge the templates. Archive them, instead, to a low-traffic server. This way these templates are still available.
2. The criteria for purging should include overall rating as a parameter only. Industry, number of downloads, number of ratings are all misleading in the scenario of niche processes or industries.
3. Maintain a special page that announces which templates are queued up for purging in the following month. This will allow members to at least obtain a last-minute copy for their own storage .
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1 reply by Vincent Guerard
Mar 21, 2018 8:16 PM
Vincent Guerard
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Karan,

Good set of suggestions
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I agree with Mayte, most of the Construction related templates were extremely juvenile in structure. I am surprised Vincent was even looking in those files!
I have some constructive criticism and a suggestion. We all know that a Project Management Plan is required for every Project- and most of us generate these in-depth docs- so why do we not have a "sanitized' version of an actual Plan (with headings for all the subsidiary plans) in our PM.Com library???
Why don;t w have cleaned up versions of the subsidiary plans in there as templates?
Why don't we have access to sanitized versions of "lessons learned"?

This web site could be so much more useful than in this current form.

Karan, I agree with your assessment of following the ISO (9014?) guidance for Doc Controls----However, I wish I had seen something worth saving there....

From the trenches...
M
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2 replies by Mayte Mata-Sivera and Vincent Guerard
Mar 14, 2018 11:51 AM
Mayte Mata-Sivera
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Only as a clarification...I didn't check construction templates, I was also talking about some of the IT...
Mar 21, 2018 8:19 PM
Vincent Guerard
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Mark,

Many templates regardless of industry are limited and some clearly out of date.

I prefer having templates in all industry (even basic one than none)
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Everyone, we know some of the templates are woefully inadequate, especially with regard to construction. Can SME's in the building and construction industry please help out the community here by creating templates, articles and discussions about this very important industry? We all know the problem. Let's find a solution.

If there isn't a good template related to construction, anyone putting their hand up to create one?
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1 reply by Vincent Guerard
Mar 21, 2018 8:22 PM
Vincent Guerard
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Sante,

Good suggestion for Construction, valid for most industry. The only that is well represented is IT, some limited or simple that could inspire other to improve on them.
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maybe updating it
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Mar 14, 2018 2:43 AM
Replying to MARK A ANNUNZIATA, Sr
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All-
I agree with Mayte, most of the Construction related templates were extremely juvenile in structure. I am surprised Vincent was even looking in those files!
I have some constructive criticism and a suggestion. We all know that a Project Management Plan is required for every Project- and most of us generate these in-depth docs- so why do we not have a "sanitized' version of an actual Plan (with headings for all the subsidiary plans) in our PM.Com library???
Why don;t w have cleaned up versions of the subsidiary plans in there as templates?
Why don't we have access to sanitized versions of "lessons learned"?

This web site could be so much more useful than in this current form.

Karan, I agree with your assessment of following the ISO (9014?) guidance for Doc Controls----However, I wish I had seen something worth saving there....

From the trenches...
M
Only as a clarification...I didn't check construction templates, I was also talking about some of the IT...
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